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Book: The Complexity of Conversion

Chapter: Spatial Conversion and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.32030


This paper discusses the development of a particular form of conversion narrative in Late Antiquity. It focuses on the Life of Porphyry of Gaza by Mark the Deacon (BHG 1570) that offers an interesting case to look into the conversion of pagan space into Christian space, as an attempt to legitimate history.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anna Lampadaridi ( - alampadaridi) 'Institut de Recherch√© et d'Histoire des Textes, Centre National de la Recherch√© Scientifique, Paris'